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Around Town: 9th Annual Family Literacy Festival

November 24, 2015

Photo credit: Tom Cruz

On Saturday, November 14, the Santa Clarita Public Library hosted the 9th Annual Family Literacy Festival at the Old Town Newhall Library.


Photo credit: Tom Cruz

An estimated 2,000 people attended the ‘Full STEAM (Science Technology Engineering, Art and Math) Ahead’ themed festival.


Photo credit: Tom Cruz

The festival offered community members an opportunity to explore different forms of literacy through fun activities.


Photo credit: Tom Cruz

Mayor Pro Tem Bob Kellar along with some guests were entertained by storytellers at the event.


Photo credit: Tom Cruz



Photo credit: Tom Cruz

For more information about future events happening at the Santa Clarita Library, visit

Traffic Alert: ‘Light Up Main Street’ Parking and Street Closures

November 20, 2015

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The City of Santa Clarita’s annual Light Up Main Street celebration, happening Saturday, November 21 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., is expected to bring thousands to Old Town Newhall.

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Beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, a street closure will be in effect on Lyons Avenue between Railroad Avenue and Walnut Street, as well as Main Street between Lyons Avenue and 9th Street for the 2015 Light Up Main Street event. The streets are expected to be reopened at 10 p.m. on Saturday, November 21. Detours will be provided for both Lyons Avenue and Railroad Avenue.

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On street parking in Newhall will be available in addition to the Metrolink Station, Old Town Newhall Library and the parking lot on Main Street between 5th Street and 6th Street.

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Residents planning to attend the Old Town Newhall Sip N’ Shop on November 21, should utilize Newhall Avenue and Railroad Avenue to access Old Town Newhall. The annual Sip N’ Shop event will take place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. More information about the event, including participating merchants, can be found on the event’s Facebook page.

For additional details or questions about the Light Up Main celebration, contact the City’s Communications office at (661) 255-4939 or visit

Experience the ‘Holiday Spectacle of the Year’ this Saturday in Old Town Newhall

November 18, 2015


The City of Santa Clarita, in partnership with the Valencia Auto Center and Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, invite residents to spend some time in Old Town Newhall this Saturday, November 21, to kick off the holiday season.

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In the spirit of the season, dozens of Old Town Newhall merchants will host the Old Town Newhall Sip N’ Shop block party this Saturday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Holiday shoppers can stroll up and down Main Street and enjoy wine tastings, appetizers, promotions and specials at popular local retailers just in time for the holidays.

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The City’s annual Light Up Main Street celebration in Old Town Newhall, also happening this Saturday will begin at 6 p.m. with festive dance and music performances from local groups, including William S. Hart High School and Santa Clarita Master Chorale.

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The Santa Clarita City Council will officially turn on the lights around 7 p.m. to transform Main Street into a winter wonderland. The street will be adorned with thousands of lights and a 23-foot Christmas tree in front of the Old Town Newhall Library will serve as an anchor to the festive street.

In addition to the stunning light display, holiday enthusiasts can also enjoy food trucks and the chance to take a commemorative photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus.


Free public parking for both the Old Town Newhall Sip N’ Shop and the Light Up Main Street celebration will be available at the Old Town Newhall Library, the Metrolink Station and at several public parking lots on and around Main Street.

For more information on the holiday events taking place in Old Town Newhall, visit

Shop for One-of-a-Kind Arts and Gifts November 14 and 15 at Old Orchard Park

November 9, 2015

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Looking for unique gifts for loved ones this holiday season? Look no further than the City of Santa Clarita’s annual Fine Craft Show on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, November 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Old Orchard Park. 

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This event is a shopping tradition for many Santa Clarita residents who enjoy perusing over 60 booths of hand-crafted and unique items.

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The free, outdoor event includes intricate and colorful hand-crafted jewelry, vibrant painting, pottery, woodwork, and other items perfect for the upcoming holiday season. Holiday shoppers can stock up on these exclusive and beautiful gifts, while enjoying gourmet food trucks in a festive outdoor park setting.

For more information about the City’s Fine Craft Show, visit or contact the Arts and Events Office at (661) 250-3787.

Thursdays@Newhall Winter Series Offers New Indoor Events from November to February

November 5, 2015

The City of Santa Clarita’s Thursdays@Newhal series, presented by Galpin Subaru, will, for the first time ever, offer winter events from November 2015 to February 2016 in Old Town Newhall. As the weather cools down, Thursdays@Newhall invites residents to move inside for two new performance events.

On the first Thursday of every month, beginning November 5, Thursdays@Newhall will host 10 by 10, a variety night where ten selected artists will take the stage and perform within a ten minute time limit. Performances will include free form dance, monologues, improv sketches and more, at the Repertory East Playhouse, located at 24266 Main Street.

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On the second Thursday of each month, beginning November 12 through February 11, a singer and songwriter night, Note by Note, will take place inside Newhall Refinery. Note by Note will be an evening of original songs, penned by both professional and aspiring songwriters. Newhall Refinery is located at 24258 Main Street.


On November 19, SCVTV Presents The OutWest Concert Series with Adrian Buckaroogirl, a young Folk, Country, Rock and Western singer, beginning at 8 p.m. at the Repertory East Playhouse. Tickets can be purchased here.

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The ARTree Speaker Series, presented in partnership with the CalArts Community Arts Partnership and the City of Santa Clarita, will continue with free lectures on January 28 and February 25.

For more information about the City of Santa Clarita’s Thursdays@Newhall events, including applications for Note by Note or 10 by 10, visit ThursdaysAtNewhall or contact the City’s Arts and Events Office at (661) 250-3787.

At-a-Glance: 20th Annual Santa Clarita Marathon

November 3, 2015

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The City of Santa Clarita will host the 2015 Santa Clarita Marathon, presented by Parkway Motorcars, this Sunday, November 8.

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All participants must check in at the Health & Fitness Expo, presented by Boston Scientific, Saturday, November 7, at the Hyatt Valencia Regency between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The expo will be the final opportunity to register, no race-day registration will be available.

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The public can expect minor delays and rolling road and parking lot closures periodically from 2 a.m. to 2 p.m. to accommodate all races.

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Most of the Marathon will take place on City multi-use trails to reduce the amount of street closures including West River Trail, South Fork Trail, and San Francisquito Trail.

  • McBean Parkway from Magic Mountain Parkway to Valencia Boulevard will be closed from 5 a.m. to 7:15 a.m.
  • Westbound Valencia Boulevard will be detoured via Citrus Avenue to Magic Mountain Parkway from 6 a.m. to 7:15 a.m.
  • Magic Mountain at Tourney Road will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. Drivers should expect delays in the Industrial Center on Avenue Scott, Avenue Stanford, Avenue Rockefeller, Anza Drive and Avenue Hopkins from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
  • Newhall Ranch Road will be closed at Avenue Tibbits andMcBean Parkway from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., and one eastbound lane on Copper Hill Drive at McBean Parkway will be closed from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
  • Although Estaban Drive will remain open, motorists should use caution and be mindful of runners crossing the street from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • The Cinema Parking Structure and Auto Center Drive Entrance at the Westfield Valencia Town will be closed from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. to accommodate race participants.

The Santa Clarita Marathon is now celebrating its 20th year. The full marathon is an official qualifier for the Boston Marathon and attracts runners from across the United States and internationally. The 2015 Santa Clarita Marathon event will include a full marathon, two-person marathon relay, a half marathon, 5K, Kid K and Mayor’s Walk.

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For more information about road closures as a result of the 2015 Santa Clarita Marathon, please visit  For more information about the Santa Clarita Marathon, please contact City Arts and Events Supervisor Pat Downing at (661) 250-3783 or visit

City Hosts New Joseph Jasik-Drdol Photography Exhibit at Old Town Newhall Library

November 2, 2015

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The City of Santa Clarita will host a reception for a new art installment featuring the photographic art of Joseph Jasik-Drdol on Wednesday, November 4, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Old Town Newhall Library.

Jasik-Drdol’s photographic art has been displayed in several European cities, including a full solo exhibit in Banska Bystrica, an exhibit in Kosice and a canvas and aluminum exhibit in Bratislava.

The free public reception for the exhibit will allow guests to greet the artist and enjoy light appetizers and entertainment as they explore the exhibit.

For more information about public art in Santa Clarita, visit  

America’s Job Center of California to Host Lynnette Ward’s 10 Best Practices for Job Search and Career Management Seminar

September 15, 2015

Job Search Seminar 2015

The America’s Job Center of California will be hosting the 10 Best Practices for Job Search and Career Management seminar, presented by Lynnette J. Ward, on Thursday, September 17, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the College of the Canyons University Center in Suite 250.

The Santa Clarita WorkSource Center is located at 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road.

The Santa Clarita WorkSource Center is located at 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road.

The presentation will cover:
1) Proactively structuring your job search and career management to secure desired roles
2) Critical thinking when writing and communicating with potential employers and new contacts
3) Preparation for the 2 most important interview questions


Lynnette Ward specializes in management and career development as she consults on behalf of organizations including Leadership Choice, Right Management and Los Angeles Valley College Job Training; in addition to coaching individuals as they navigate career choices.

To register for the event, click here. To find out more information about America’s Job Center of California, visit or call (661) 799-WORK (9675).

‘Friends of the Santa Clarita Public Library’ to Host Mystery/Thriller Writer April Smith at Local Author Event

September 12, 2015

The Friends of the Santa Clarita Public Library will be hosting a local author event with Mystery/Thriller writer April Smith on Tuesday, September 15, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Valencia Library.

For more information about the 2015 Author Events or future events happening at your local library, visit or visit their Facebook page. For more information about the Friends of the Santa Clarita Library, visit

Santa Clarita Public Library Presents 2015 Fall Storytimes

September 11, 2015

Fall 2015 Storytimes returns to the Santa Clarita Public Library beginning the week of September 14 through to the week of November 20. No registration is necessary for any Storytimes, and residents are invited to begin attending any time during any session.


These programs are designed to appeal to the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual needs of a particular group and their caregivers.

  • Baby and Toddler Storytime helps build early language and literacy foundations for children 6-36 months old.
  • School Readiness Storytime is a fun and interactive way to build early literacy, listening, and group participation skills with childrens books, rhymes, songs, and engaging projects.
  • Family Storytime is a great way to get together with the family to listen to a wide array of stories for all age groups. The event is free and is open to the public.
  • Bilingual Storytime is a new addition to Storytime with fun and interactive activities, rhymes, songs, and stories in both Spanish and English.

For details on programs and performances at each location, visit the library events calendar at


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